Who Uses This Software?

Labor unions, nonprofits, political parties, presidential campaigns, and thousands of state and local campaigns.


Average Ratings

10 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $45.00/month
  • Pricing Details
    We price according to your campaign + needs, from local to national.
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • NGP VAN
  • www.ngpvan.com/

About NGP VAN

NGP VAN provides campaigning + organizing tools for candidates up and down the ballot, from president to dog-catcher. Kickstart your campaign with proven campaign tools from digital to organizing, starting at $45/month.


NGP VAN Features

  • Campaign Analysis
  • Conservative
  • Contact Management
  • Contribution Tracking
  • Demographic Data
  • Donor Targeting
  • Email Marketing
  • Event Calendar
  • Fundraising Management
  • Mapping
  • Non-Partisan
  • Online Payment Processing
  • Progressive
  • Staff Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Voter Database

NGP VAN Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Contact

Dec 17, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The internet processing and the phone number is still in my place I don't know what to do with the other phone number

Cons: Slow To with the new number of you guys at work and I wanna I gotta get you some good time to go home then go get it done so you don't need me and you can give it back to me and then I'll throw you a phone call me if you wanna or not I'm just waiting on you to call him and tell him you got the money I got you some money for me

Gold Standard for Voter engagement

Oct 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: The VAN is well known as being one of this first and most comprehensive voter file programs used for political and issue campaigns. It incorporates all of the info you need to know about voters and allows you to cut turfs for canvassing or phone banking.

Cons: The program is clunky and not intuitive. It takes some work to get trained up on all of the features. My organization has a national data team that regularly conducts training and answers questions. Without that training, this would be pretty tough to figure out.

Overall: Overall, it's a good program. With more and more options coming to market, I'm hoping VAN and it's newer competitors work on creating user-friendly, intuitive features.

Good for Voter contact

Nov 10, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of voter contact and the navigation between canvassing and phone results.

Cons: The difference between 'my voters' and 'my campaign'

Overall: I've used NGP VAN in a variety of settings and capacities and it offers some of the best voter networking software available. Online phone banks are extremely easy with VAN. The only real issue I have is that it's often difficult to transfer between 'My Voters' and 'My Campaign'.

Easy to use with little training

Dec 29, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the intuitive design of the program. Also, its a must buy for any campaign. It is easy to get started with and to train people with it.

Cons: The system sometimes crashes unexpectedly. However, these problems can usually be solved quickly. There aren't very many cons!

Pretty much a must use system for campaign finance disclosure

Feb 08, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: easy to have multiple different designations in the account. Easy to import large contact sets and good customer support for backend data edits

Cons: User interface is not the best and confusing to first time users. Hard to share reports with other users. Reports are very limited in what you can pull.

The best on the market, but not good.

Oct 22, 2018
2/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: For what it does, there is not a better competitor to NGP VAN. It is the most comprehensive database available for Democratic campaigns and is standardized to a point where almost anyone you talk to in the industry has familiarity with it.

Cons: The interface is unintuitive and slow, the data is often out of date, and repeat processes are tedious, lead to errors, and borderline infuriating. Customer service is lackluster and often outsourced to party members without real expertise with the software.

I have been using NGP VAN for the last six years in a campaign setting.

Feb 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: VAN gives excellent access to voter information and is a great tool for creating phone banks and other lists.

Cons: I struggle with clipping turf in VAN. The process is nonintuitive and difficult. The mapping feature does not give the user enough information to clip turf correctly.

Love Van. Easy to use and works great.

Sep 06, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Call lists are easy to make, as are walking lists. This is a great tool for campaigning. Able to target voters easily.

Cons: It's unfortunate that in non-partisan races they will restrict usage if a candidate isn't 100% liberal. Other programs are not as good as Van.

I am a contributor to many campaigns. I receive NGP VAN generated materials.

Jan 16, 2018
1/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is formula generated. I recognize that it solves numerous problems for the candidate, It obviously provides ease of use and scalability.

Cons: I am the potential donor/supporter. Once I pull the switch, I am on NGP VAN's mailing list forever. This list is evidently tied in with Act Blue. I have received as many as 40 solicitations a day with Act Blue's fingerprints on them. I routinely block further solicitations from that candidate no matter how worthwhile the individual's candidacy. I really feel as if I am being manipulated; I hate it.

Overall: As the recipient of solicitations, I receive absolutely sterile, predictable solicitations with no way to establish meaningful personal contact with the candidate. I hate the tie-in with Act Blue. I feel as if I am being manipulated.

Best Software for Campaigns

Mar 25, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I shopped around for software like NGP and was not able to find anything quite on its level. It does everything one needs and is easy to use.

Cons: It's a bit pricey, but I do feel you get a high quality product for the money.